Intellectual Property

Practice Contacts

Bruce S. Sostek
Practice Group Leader
214.969.1237
Jane Politz Brandt
Practice Group Leader
214.969.1105
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Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property ("IP") Section is comprised of lawyers who focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related technology matters. In a non-adversarial context, our experience includes legal counseling, assisting clients with the strategic use of IP assets to advance business objectives, prosecution of patents, registration and prosecution of marks, licensing, technology transfers, and protection of trade secrets. Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys also regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, acts of unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets. The potential liability in these matters can range from a few hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars.

For the second consecutive year, Thompson & Knight received a national first-tier ranking for Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2014 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The Firm is also ranked among top firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2014 by Chambers & Partners.  The directory described our IP group as having “a good name in IP litigation” and “sophisticated capabilities in patent, trademark and copyright registration, prosecution, and transactional and portfolio management.” Recently, Thompson & Knight was named a “2013 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” for Intellectual Property by American Lawyer Media. The group also was recognized in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas.  The directory stated that “a strong contentious practice is an ace up the sleeve” for Thompson & Knight and that “bet-the-company suits are the order of the day” for Thompson & Knight’s “accomplished and efficient squad of patent litigators.”  It further notes that the Firm “supports a dynamic and diverse patent and technology transactions capability.”